Davis thinks his foul woes ‘cost’ Taipei the game vs Gilas

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments LATEST STORIES NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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NBA: Cavs’ Iman Shumpert has knee injury

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Iman Shumpert (Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP)Los Angeles — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss six to eight weeks after surgery on his left knee on Friday, the NBA team said.Shumpert had missed five of the Cavaliers’ last six games because of fluid build-up in his knee.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ He was re-evaluated on Tuesday by team doctors Richard Parker and James Rosneck and had arthroscopic surgery on Friday.The Vertical reported that the procedure was to repair a small meniscus tear, although the Cavaliers didn’t give further details.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkShumpert, who has missed nine games this season, is averaging 4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists.The Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, have won 10 straight games and are third in the Eastern Conference, three and a half games behind the conference leading Boston Celtics. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Tiger Woods stays in contention in comeback bid Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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With no size to match Fajardo, Slaughter, TNT banks on quickness

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT apparently knows when to stay on its lane.In a PBA Philippine Cup where behemoths such as 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo and 7-footer Greg Slaughter wreak havoc, the KaTropa big men are aware where their spots are and where they can nullify the size advantage of the lumbering giants.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NBA: Dirk Nowitzki leaning toward playing again next season View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The KaTropa has the versatile trio of Williams, Troy Rosario, and Moala Tautuaa in their big man rotation and all three are capable of playing outside the paint that usually stretches out opposing teams’ defenses.And this ability to spread the floor is the biggest edge the TNT has over Ginebra or San Miguel. “As far as trying to go pound for pound, strength for strength, inch for inch with those guys, it’s not really possible with Greg or June Mar,” said Williams, the PBA 2008 MVP. “We’ll just take advantage of our strength where we can play outside and finish strong inside.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES TNT forward Kelly Williams knows that trying to match Fajardo and Slaughter’s strength is practically a useless endeavor, but what they can do though is blitz around their bigger opponents as they dart in and out of the shaded area.“There really is no matchup, those guys are huge, and we’ve always been undersized,” said the 6-foot-7 Williams Friday at Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in Ateneo after TNT’s practice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’ll take advantage of what we have and that is our quickness and being able to work well within the system.”Unlike San Miguel and Ginebra, TNT does not have a dominating big who plays in the post. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

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Howard leads Hornets past Warriors

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Hornets: Guard Kemba Walker, who leads the team with a 21.6 scoring average, entered Friday’s game mired in a bit of a shoot slump. He made just 37.7 percent from the field the previous eight games, including 29.5 percent on 3-pointers. He made just two of his first 12 against the Warriors, but warmed up to score 16 points.Warriors: Kerr seconded Green’s endorsement of Kevin Durant as a possible Defensive Player of the Year. “To be mentioned in that conversation is a huge testament to the work he’s put in and what he means to our team,” Kerr said. Durant, a four-time NBA scoring champ, has blocked at least two shots in 10 consecutive games . F Omri Casspi sat out two days after spraining his right ankle against Utah. “It’s not too bad. There’s not much swelling,” said Kerr, adding that Casspi could play Saturday against Memphis, but no later than Wednesday at Dallas.UP NEXTHornets: Visit Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Warriors: Host Memphis on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hornets won just their third road game of the season.“They’ve had a tough go this year,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “They came in and earned it. They took it to us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCharlotte, beginning a four-game road trip, arrived with a 2-12 record away from home.“To get this win here against this team the first game of the road trip means a lot,” Silas said. “Hopefully, we can carry that forward.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Six Hornets players scored in double figures, led by Howard, who also had 12 rebounds and seven assists.The veteran big man had his way inside, especially when the Warriors tried to defend him with rookie Jordan Bell, who was giving up two inches and 40 pounds. “Obviously, we didn’t defend well in general,” Kerr said. “Jordan was overpowered.”On the night before the Warriors expect Stephen Curry to return from his sprained right ankle, they lost for just the second time in their past 15 games. They are 9-2 without Curry.“We’ve definitely been missing him,” said Kevin Durant, who scored 27 points to lead the Warriors. “We’re going to definitely be a different team when he comes back.”Klay Thompson scored 24, 13 of them in the first quarter. Draymond Green had eight points, 11 rebounds and tied his career high with 16 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Booker overcomes tough night to rally Suns past Kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Kerr said the difference was an old story.“Turnovers . they got 32 points off our turnovers, 18 of them,” he said. “What’s discouraging is just so many of them feel careless and silly and pointless. Too many times we’re going for the home run assist. We’ve got to just make simple passes and plays.”The league’s best third-quarter team, Golden State trailed 79-75 after the Hornets outscored them 26-22 in the third. Two nights earlier, the Warriors scored 42 third-quarter points to bury the Utah Jazz.“We’re not going to do that every third quarter,” Kerr said. “We didn’t bring the juice.”It didn’t get any better for the league’s defending champs.Golden State got no closer than three points in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte’s lead reached 95-81 when Jeremy Lamb scored a layup off a feed from Howard to cap an 11-0 run with 6:30 left.CURRY’S RETURN: Kerr stopped short of a definitive promise that two-time MVP Curry will return Saturday night against Memphis after missing 11 games with a right ankle sprain. “I would say most likely he’ll play,” Kerr said. “We had a talk with him and he was feeling good. So we’ll see how he’s feeling (Saturday) morning.”Kerr said Curry likely will have a minutes limit, adding just his presence is a boost to the team.“When he’s around, everybody feels better,” Kerr said. “It’s good to have him in the building, but it’s more fun to have him on the floor.”TIP-INS Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Dwight Howard was so good Friday night against the defending NBA champs that acting Charlotte Hornets coach Stephen Silas rode him to the finish line of a 111-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors.“He was great,” Silas said after Howard scored a season-high 29 points. “I couldn’t take him out in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Grizzlies coach Bickerstaff gets $25,000 fine from NBA

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bickerstaff was ejected with 7:41 remaining in the Grizzlies’ 92-88 home loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Memphis Grizzlies interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff calls to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)NEW YORK — Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate comments toward a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner after an ejection.The NBA announced the fine on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Clippers handle Griffin, Pistons LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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MPBL: Davao Occidental picks up 2nd win, routs Quezon City

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSL: Cignal fends off Cherrylume for first win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihancenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Leo Najorda also scored 21 points while Billy Ray Robles had an all-around game with seven points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks for the Tigers, who improved to 2-0.Jessie Collado posted 14 points and nine rebounds for the Capitals, who had five players in double-digit scoring but still remained winless after two outings.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Davao sustained its form in the final frame, where it extended its advantage to as high as 14.Emmanuel Calo showed the way for Davao with 21 points, six rebounds, and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Coach just told to trust our teammates and keep playing defense,” Calo said in Filipino.Calo found an open Bogs Raymundo, who hit a 3-pointer that made it, 87-74, with 1:15 remaining. Davao Occidental Tigers. Photo from Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball LeagueDavao Occidental went on a late third quarter run to pull away from Quezon City and win, 90-78, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The Tigers got going inside the last two minutes of the third period, where they finally took the lead after playing catchup majority of the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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PVL: FEU gets past San Beda for 2nd straight win

first_imgFar Eastern University buckled down and repulsed San Beda in four sets, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, for its second straight win in the 2018 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Tamaraws got to the 24-20 match point after the Lady Red Spikers fumbled the ball four times.San Beda, however, managed to score two more points after Cesca Raqraquin’s hit and a net touch in FEU, 24-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Grace Carandang then finished things off with a quick dump after FEU head coach George Pascua’s timeout.Pascua said they’re still fixing the team’s chemistry after the departure of Bernadeth Pons, who graduated after 80th season of the UAAP, and the absence of Toni Rose Basas, who is nursing an infection on her right ear. “This is still a long journey, the chemistry is still being fixed,” said Pascua in Filipino as his team improved to 2-0. “These two games are like the experimental stage so we’re still looking how these players will fit into their positions.”“Chemistry is very important and that’s what we’re developing.”Celine Domingo had 22 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws while rookie Lycha Ebon added 10.Nieza Viray led San Beda with 17 points while twin sister Ella had 12.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Jakarta inspects restaurants to ensure food quality ahead of Asian Gameslast_img read more

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NCAA: Miranda saves JRU in win over EAC

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Amnesty condemns Indonesia police killings ahead of Asian Games Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Miranda’s clutch defense gave JRU its second win for a 2-6 record tying EAC’s mark. Jed Mendoza was the high-point man for the Heavy Bombers with 18 points, four rebounds, five assists, and five steals while Mark Mallari had 12 points and four assists. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Jun Silvarez was a bucket shy from a double-double as he finished with eight points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks for JRU. Garcia had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Generals whole Hamadou Laminou put up 10 points and seven boards.  LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Agem Miranda saved Jose Rizal University from disappointment after his late-game block sealed his tewmMs 57-55 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Generals’ Jerome Garcia put up a contested three from the right wing that Miranda blocked with around 22 seconds left in the game and the Heavy Bombers leading 56-55.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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NLEX to replace injured import Olu Ashaolu

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Mind blown To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Oluseyi Ashaolu’s rousing first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup turned out to be his last.Ashaolu, who starred with 33 points and 23 rebounds is set to be replaced after he suffered a partially totn patellar tendon in his right kneeADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’ll try to keep playing as long as I can, I don’t want to stop playing but obviously I got to take care of my knee for my future,” said Ashaolu. “But I’m here to do a job so, we’ll figure it out with the doctors.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa said there’s already a replacement for Ashaolu, who played one game in the Commissioner’s Cup, but he is yet to arrive in the Philippines.“Props to Olu and just in case you guys didn’t know we already have a replacement for him because he hurt his knee in our tuneup game against Meralco,” said Lastimosa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He told us ‘coach if there’s no replacement I’ll give you whatever I can give you.’”Ashaolu said it’s been two weeks since he suffered an injury when he landed awkwardly after going for a “routine jump hook.”last_img read more

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Jordan Clarkson likens being PH flagbearer to being in NBA finals

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Being the flagbearer at the opening of the Asian Games may have matched it.“It was probably one of the happiest days I’ve had in my career, in my life,” Clarkson said Sunday, a day after the opening ceremony in the Indonesian capital. “Just seeing everybody’s face, how happy everybody was.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Clarkson has an American father, and a mother with Filipino roots, which qualifies him to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games. The team takes on tournament favorite China on Tuesday.Clarkson lobbied for permission to play and the NBA, after a drawn-out negotiation, eventually let him board a flight to Jakarta a few days ago. “He’s an NBA player,” said Jaja Santiago, a Filipino volleyball player at the Asian Games who attended the media event. “He’s an inspiration for us and a morale booster. Maybe we can learn from him how to motivate ourselves, even if he can’t help us on the court.”   /vvpSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Phillippines flag bearer Jordan Clarkson marches into the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games , Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Clarkson said leading the Filipino delegation into the stadium, cheered by a crowd of 40,000, offered NBA-level excitement.“It was up there, definitely,” he said. “I haven’t seen something like that — ever. I didn’t know how big the Asian Games were until I came out of that tunnel.”Clarkson has suddenly turned the Philippines into a basketball contender. He says he’s not facing pressure, although he knows a lot is expected. The embassy of the Philippines in Jakarta hosted a media conference on Sunday in a five-star hotel, and Clarkson was the five-star attraction.“I don’t think there’s pressure for any of the guys,” he said. “You say all the pressure is going to be on me, but I don’t think so. We got a team full of players that are ready to come out there and compete.”Clarkson repeated a half-dozen times that it’s an ‘honor” to play for his adopted country, and repeatedly called his good fortune a “blessing.”It’s clear he’s given many Filipinos a boost.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitution scandal MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Jakarta, Indonesia  — Jordan Clarkson says playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals a few months ago was a “great experience.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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